For the last year or so, I’ve wanted to create a video that compiles every Simpsons
clip that makes reference to magazines in one way or another. Three things have held me back:
1) Lack of skill;
2) Lack of time;
3) Copyright concerns.
Nevertheless, the project popped into my head again today, so I decided to search Google for Glass Eater
magazine (a personal Simpsons
favourite), which led me to The Duff Brewery
, a site that claims to have the “biggest Simpsons dictionary on the World Wide Web.”
Using my trusty Find, Copy and Paste tools, I went ahead and used the dictionary to create a list of (mostly) fake magazines that have appeared on The Simpsons
. The Duff Brewery
doesn’t appear to have been updated since 2006, so I can’t call this a complete list, but it's close.
Once you've read it and laughed, go ahead post your favourite fake magazines from any show, film or song in the comments section.
[Update] Our friend Elvedin points us to The Simpsons Archive
, which has an even more extensive list of Simpsons magazines
than the one below. No point in re-printing the whole thing here, but click through to check out more classics, including Blue Pants Weekly
, Oatmeal Enthusiast
, Ballpoint Pen Digest
, Gravy Aficionado
and Men's Fatness
AMERICAN BREAST ENTHUSIAST - One of the many magazines that can be found at the Springfield Air Force Base.
ART IN AMERICA - Magazine read by Homer when he was an artist.
BAD BOYS LIFE - Magazine read by Bart.
BAR AND STOOL MAGAZINE - Magazine enjoyed by Moe.
BEAR BAITER - Magazine on sale in Springfield.
BETTER HOMES THAN YOURS - Springfield's household magazine. $3 if you're interested.
BILLIONAIRE BEAT - Magazine read by Mr Burns, although he's still not among the top 100.
CHEEK WEEK - One of the many magazines that can be found at the Springfield Air Force Base.
CLIFF BIKER - Magazine on sale in Springfield.
COIN LAUNDRY NEWS - Magazine which the Simpsons appeared on the cover of in Behind The Laughter.
DANGER LIKER - Magazine on sale in Springfield.
FUN - Magazine on sale at the Kwik-E-Mart.
GLASS EATER - Magazine on sale in Springfield.
GLUTIUS MAXIMISER - Magazine found in the Simpsons' attic.
GRANNY FANNY - One of the many magazines that can be found at the Springfield Air Force Base.
IDLE CHATTER - Magazine enjoyed by Marge, Patty and Selma.
JUNIOR SKEPTIC - Magazine read by Lisa. According to Junior
Skeptic, the chances of another form of life coming into contact with us is 175,000,000 to 1.
MARTIN SHEEN'S TEEN SCENE - Magazine sold at Around The World News.
MEDDLING TODAY - Magazine read by Marge.
MODERN BRIDE - Magazine that Grampa once wrote to complain about the way old people are depicted on TV.
MODERN PRINCIPAL - Magazine read by Principal Skinner.
MOM MONTHLY - Magazine that Marge reads in the opening credits.
MONDO FROWNO - Magazine read by the staff in the Suicide Notes musical store.
MOSH PITTER - Magazine on sale in Springfield.
MS MAGAZINE - Magazine enjoyed by Marge, in the 70's anyway.
NATIONAL INFORMER - Magazine that ran lots of articles about Homer being Bigfoot.
NEWSWEEKLY - Magazine which Krusty once appeared on the cover of.
NEWSWEEQUE - French magazine that featured Bart on the front cover after he revealed the whole anti-freeze in the wine fiasco.
NON-THREATENING BOYS - Magazine read by Lisa.
OBSESSIVE BRIDE - Magazine that Marge and Becky read together.
OUTLAW BIKER - Magazine that published pictures of Marge in her nightwear.
PEEPHOLE - Magazine enjoyed by Marge, Patty and Selma.
PETS - Magazine on sale at the Kwik-E-Mart.
POPULAR SECRETARY - Magazine read by Lionel Hutz's secretary, Della.
PRINCIPAL'S WORLD - Magazine enjoyed by Principal Skinner.
ROCK JUMPER - "The magazine for people who like to jump from rock to rock".
SELF TEST MONTHLY - Magazine which told Homer he'd only live to be 42, sending him into a spiral of depression.
SHORT HAIR IDEAS - Magazine which the Simpsons appeared on the cover of in Behind The Laughter.
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE - Magazine read by Abe Simpson, stocked in Herman's Military Antiques.
SPONGE AND VACUUM - Magazine read by Marge.
SWANK - Magazine enjoyed by Armin Tanzarian and Homer.
TEEN - Magazine on sale at the Kwik-E-Mart.
TEEN DREAM - Magazine that Lisa read when she had the mumps.
TEEN TEAM - Magazine sold at Around The World News.
TEEN SCHEME - Magazine that Lisa read when she had the mumps.
TEEN SCREAM - Magazine that Lisa read when she had the mumps.
THE SPRINGFIELD REVIEW OF BOOKS - Magazine which Sideshow Bob was reading when he robbed the Kwik-E-Mart.
TIMELY MAGAZINE - Once featured Krusty on the front cover, with the caption "Krusty - Krook of the Year".
TODAY'S GUNS - Magazine which Apu once appeared on the cover of.
All magazine titles and definitions were taken from The Duff Brewery website.